Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 16, the 136th day of 2017. There are 229 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 16, 18...

On the set of indie kung fu film 'Sweet and Sour' in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Rolling... and ACTION! Arms flail and feet fly in a frenzied blur, punctuated by the smacking sound of flesh when the blows reach their designed mark, followed by the grun...

Taiwanese gangster threatens to blast police with grenade during standoff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Liu Pang-cheng (劉邦誠), the suspected leader of drug ring and chapter head of the Celestial Way (天道盟) triad in Taiwan, threatened to detonate a military-grade MK2 grenade duri...

Violence takes place ahead of legislative review of the unfair-pension bills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A rally against pension reform escalated into violence Wednesday, with several legislators and the mayor of Taipei City being attacked by protesters despite ...

Oil wealth, greed, prejudice fueled murders of Osage Indians

"Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" (Doubleday), by David Grann The FBI burnished its reputation by gunning down Depression-era gangster John Dil...

'American Gangster' prosecutor pleads guilty to tax charges

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes. Acting U.S. Attorney William...

El Salvador: Sisters killed, 2-month-old girl missing

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador say two sisters aged 21 and 7 have been slain and a 2-month-old girl is missing and believed to have been kidnapped by the killers. ...

Spy novelists keeping an eye on Trump-Russia allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Matthews is a retired CIA officer who now writes spy novels, focused on Russia. He was working on a book last year that ordinarily would seem a little far-fetched, but which prov...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017. There are 309 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, ...

Coen brothers polishing script for 'Scarface' remake

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Joel and Ethan Coen will polish the script for a planned "Scarface" remake. Universal Pictures announced Friday that "an explosive reimagining" of the g...

Gangster KMT party member applications sheds light on more serious issues

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The Kuomintang (KMT) pledged it will strengthen measures to root out applicants with questionable criminal backgrounds after receiving 307 membership applications from gang mem...

Book Review: 'Rather Be the Devil' by Ian Rankin

"Rather Be the Devil" (Little Brown and Company), by Ian Rankin Does your idea of a relaxing and rewarding retirement involve inspecting drowned corpses on the dockside, interviewing...

Chicago group withdraws Guzman's Public Enemy No. 1 title

CHICAGO (AP) — An anti-crime group in Chicago is stripping alleged drug lord Joaquin (wah-KEEN') "El Chapo" Guzman of his title as the city's Public Enemy No. 1 following his extradition to the United...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2017. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 25,...

Grown-up Paris Jackson hits her namesake city for Givenchy

PARIS (AP) — Colorful fall-winter menswear shows in Paris mixed high culture, androgyny and streetwear, as Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, stepped out for the cameras...